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The Osoyoos Desert Centre is now closed for the season. Private, guided tours for groups of 10 or more are available upon request year-round. For more information click here


Our Winter 2018 Newsletter is now available! Click here to view it.

For archived newsletters click here. 

In The News

 Osoyoos Times, Romancing the Desert (Video) by Richard McGuire

Okanagan Sun, This Desert Life by Andrea Flexhaug

Georgia Straight, Osoyoos desert blooms under a full moon by Sheila Whittaker

Toronto Star, Osoyoos, Canada's lone desert by Paul French

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GRASSLANDS – Movie & An Expert
February 3rd ~ 2:00-4:00 pm 
at the Watermark Beach Resort
Admission by Donation
Burrowing OwlView a documentary about one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems. “Grasslands” examines the unique natural habitat of the mixed-grass prairie from the perspective of the ranchers, conservationists and aboriginal people who understand it best and live by preserving it. Following the film, get an opportunity to meet Pluto the burrowing owl and learn more about this endangered grassland species with Lauren Meads, Executive Director of the Burrowing Owl Society.

BEARS – Movie & An Expert
February 17th ~ 2:00-4:00 pm 
at the Watermark Beach Resort
Admission by Donation 
Spirit bearTake a journey to BC’s Great Bear Rainforest to witness up-close footage of Canada’s legendary Spirit Bear. The “Spirit Bear” is a rare black bear that has white fur. The film follows a Spirit Bear mother with her two black-furred cubs as she tries to find food for her family while keeping them safe. After the film, Tom Saare, instructor with the BCIT Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program, will share his expertise on bears and bear safety.

March 10th ~ 2:00-4:00 pm 
Truthat the Watermark Beach Resort
Admission by Donation 
A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. “An Inconvenient Sequel” follows Al Gore as he continues his fight, traveling around the world training climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Following the film collect a free action package and giveaways, and enter for a chance to win an energy saving gift basket.

BEES – Movie & An Expert
March 24th ~ 2:00-4:00 pm 
at the Watermark Beach Resort
Admission by Donation 
Honey beeHoneybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Take a look at an award-winning documentary to find out what is causing this phenomenon and what can be done to stop it. After the film, Nancy Holms with the University of British Columbia and Border Free Bees will share information about Kelowna’s nectar trail and what we can do to help bees.

Desert Night Tours
Dates To be Announced
owl7:30 - 9:00 pm at the Desert Centre
$10 per person ~ Advance registration required

Experience the magic of the desert at night. Take a guided tour along the Desert Centre's 1.5 km boardwalk and get the inside scoop on our desert's "wild" night life. Learn fascinating facts about the many nocturnal animals that call this habitat home and what you can do to help protect them.  


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